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Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 09/14/2011

Mariano Rivera gets 600th save with Yankees, now one shy of Trevor Hoffman’s record

For the last 15 years, Mariano Rivera’s ninth-inning jog to the mound has signaled the beginning of the end for opposing teams.
Mariano Rivera needs one more save to tie Trevor Hoffman’s all-time record, but he already owns the “most career hugs from Derek Jeter” record. (Robert Sorbo - Reuters)

Even at age 41, the lifetime New York Yankee from Panama is still getting the job done.

Tuesday night Mo notched his 600th career save to add one more feather to a Bronx Bombers cap already full of ‘em, closing out a 3-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners. Rivera needs just one more save to tie the all-time record set by Trevor Hoffman.

“I don’t know if we’ll ever see it again,” manager Joe Girardi said. “That’s how much of an accomplishment this is that he and Trevor Hoffman have done. Simply remarkable.”

And while Hoffman’s numbers are staggering, Rivera’s are even more remarkable — especially when you consider Rivera has been doing it on the same team with annual championship aspirations every spring.

-----------------Hoffman------Rivera

Seasons-----------18-------------17---

Saves-------------601-----------600---

W/L-------------61/75---------75/57--

ERA--------------2.87----------2.22--

K/9----------------9.4------------8.2--

K/BB-------------3.69----------4.04--

WHIP-----------1.058---------1.000-

Here’s a more detailed look at Rivera’s longevity and efficiency.

Rivera will go for No. 601 Wednesday when the Yankees close out their series in Seattle.

By  |  10:47 AM ET, 09/14/2011

 
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